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CEO Search

Metro Library is looking for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). For more information on the job qualifications and how to apply, visit metrolibrary.org/ceosearch.

 

School Success Resources

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HelpNow is a homework help and skills building service that offers live online tutoring for elementary through high school students. HelpNow also offers a writing lab, practice tests, skills building lessons, a flashcard generator, and virtual study rooms. Tutoría en línea en español y mucho mas gratis.


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Upcoming Events

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Mothman Scavenger Hunt

All Day 7/5 - 7/31
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Onsite (Downtown)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Displays & Exhibits
Event Description:

Help Mothman find his friends at the library! Visit the children's department to complete a fun scavenger hunt and win a prize if you can unscramble the secret word. One prize per person.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

July Creative Writing Chapbook

07/05/2024 @ 9:00am - 07/31/2024 @ 9:00pm
Warr Acres Library
Library Branch: Warr Acres Library
Room: Onsite (Warr Acres)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Continuing Education, Cultural Experiences, Take-Home Kit, Writing
Event Description:

Have you always wanted to explore creative writing but never had the chance? Pick up one of our creative writing chapbooks filled with creative writing exercises meant to strengthen your creative muscles!

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

July Mindfulness Journal

07/05/2024 @ 9:00am - 07/31/2024 @ 9:00pm
Warr Acres Library
Library Branch: Warr Acres Library
Room: Onsite (Warr Acres)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Description:

It can be difficult to take a moment to stop, slow down, and focus on something that’s good for our well-being. Pick up one of our monthly mindfulness journals filled with prompts to help you focus on your mental health! 

This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Summer Reading Creations - Ancient Messages

All Day 7/22 - 7/27
Luther Library
Library Branch: Luther Library
Room: Passive Program (Luther)
Age Group: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:

Come by the Luther Library every week of Summer Reading for a unique adventure themed craft or demonstration! This week you can make a secret message or a treasure map look like it is hundreds of years old.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Olympics in France 2024 Take-Home Kit

All Day 7/22 - 7/28
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Cultural Experiences, DIY & Hobbies, Take-Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:

The Olympics are in Paris, France this year! Learn about the history and events at the Olympics, and the country that is hosting, with this kit!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Take Home Kit In a World: Bucket Lists & Fantasies

All Day 7/22 - 7/28
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Onsite (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Take-Home Kit
Event Description:

Summer lovin' having a blast? Whether you've been going places physically or just reading about far away places all summer, you can use your imagination with this take home kit.

Homework Help Resources

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A to Z Maps Online

Provides access to over 100,000 various types of maps for the U.S., world countries and continents. A to Z Maps Online contains a large number of specialized maps like antique maps, bathymetric and fishing maps, climate change maps, environmental maps, geography and geology maps, Holy Land maps, tree and bird distribution maps, and more. It also contains flags from world countries and international organizations.

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A to Z the USA

This database contains state, county and city information for all U.S. states and territories. It lists facts and statistics about arts and culture, climate and weather, demographics, flags and seals, government and politics, history, maps, photos, and more.

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African-American History Online

Covers more than 500 years of African-American history using biographies, primary sources, images, videos, timelines, maps, and charts.

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Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

An educational tool intended to teach K-12 students about our nation’s Federal government, history and political structure. Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 

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Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School

Contains abstracts and searchable full text of nonfiction books about animals, weather, holidays, adventure, sports, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, nature, civics and more. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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Book Collection Nonfiction: High School

Contains abstracts and the full text of nonfiction books about careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School

Contains abstracts and the full text of nonfiction books about careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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Britannica Library Children

A kid-friendly version of Encyclopedia Britannica designed to help K-5 students with homework assignments, school projects, and research reports.

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Britannica Library Young Adults

A version of Encyclopedia Britannica that is designed to help students in grades 6-8 with homework assignments, school projects, and research reports.

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Britannica Online Reference Center

A version of Encyclopedia Britannica that is designed for older students and adults.

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CultureGrams

Contains state and country profiles, graphs and tables, photos, biographical articles, and unique information like recipes from around the world. There is a version of this database just for kids and a version for everyone else.

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EBSCOhost

Simultaneously search some or all of the databases provided by EBSCOhost: Academic Search Premier, Bibliography of Native North Americans, Biography Reference Bank, Business Source Premier, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, GreenFILE, Health Source, Military & Government Collection, Newspaper Source Plus, and more. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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Explora for Elementary School Student Research

Elementary students can easily search for information about animals, arts and music, biographies, math, science, and more using resources like Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, the American Heritage Children's Dictionary, popular full-text elementary school magazines, eBooks, thousands of images, and videos. For educators, it also includes lesson plans, professional development materials, and a Curriculum Standards Module.

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Explora for Secondary School Student Research

This general reference database for grades 6-12 provides full-text coverage of many topics via magazines, newspapers, reference books, eBooks, biographies, radio and tv news transcripts, primary source documents, maps, images, and more. For educators, it also includes lesson plans, professional development materials, and a Curriculum Standards Module.

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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Search tens of thousands of encyclopedic entries across a variety of subject areas. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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HelpNow

HelpNow is a homework help and skills building service that offers live online tutoring for elementary through high school students. HelpNow also offers a writing lab, practice tests, skills building lessons, a flashcard generator, and virtual study rooms. Tutoría en línea en español y mucho mas gratis. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library contains study guides and practice tests to help you prepare for career- and school-related tests (GED, ACT, SAT, ASVAB, CDL, NCLEX-RN, etc), job and career resources to help you search for a job, write a resume, and guide you through the interview process, and self-paced tutorials for computer and internet basics.

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MAS Complete - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school students, MAS Complete - School Edition contains the full text of hundreds of popular high school magazines, biographies, primary source documents, and reference books covering a wide range of subject areas including history, science, careers, and more. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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Middle Search Plus

Designed specifically for middle school students, Middle Search Plus contains the full text of a variety of popular middle school magazines, biographies, primary source documents, and reference books. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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National Geographic Kids

Designed for 6-14 year olds, this database includes digital copies of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009-present, and books and images about animals, environment, history, peoples and cultures, places, science, and technology.

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NoveList K-8 Plus

Provides suggested reads across many genres (for ages 0-Teen) based on previous reads or based on a title, author or series. It also contains a breakdown of Dewey Decimal sections, Grab and Go Book Lists for K-8 students that suggests books to read about a particular topic (e.g. bullying, World War I) and book discussion guides to use with a book group.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Presents the points of view towards current social issues and provides essays, primary sources, statistics, and topic overviews to better inform you about the issues.

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Primary Search

Designed specifically for elementary school students, Primary Search contains the full text of a variety of popular elementary school magazines, biographies, primary source documents, and reference books. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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Science Online

Comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines. Content is organized by subject area and type of resource, as well as by Common Core, state, national, and national STEM standards. Science Online includes thousands of experiments and activities, articles, biographies, diagrams, timelines, videos and animations, a science dictionary, and more.

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Science Reference Source

Designed to meet student’s science research needs, Science Reference Source contains hundreds of science magazine and journal articles, encyclopedias, and reference books.  Students can also discover science projects, multimedia items on various science topics. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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TOPICsearch

Designed for students in grades 5-12, this database explores social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. It has full-text coverage of thousands of international newspapers, magazines, public opinion polls, pamphlets, biographies, book reviews, and more. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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World Almanac for Kids

Expanding upon the print version of The World Almanac for Kids, this database covers a number of subject areas that students can search or browse in order to develop online research skills while using a trusted source. It also contains homework help tips, science diagrams and examples of science projects.

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World News Digest

This database includes news articles, videos, editorials, and infographics on today's biggest issues and current events to help you get an objective look at the news. It provides overviews and background information on historical events going back to 1940 as well as context and factual perspectives on events happening today.

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